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Riddle Song

Lisa Redfern  •  Song

$1.29

First heard in Southern Appalachia, and also known as “I Gave My Love a Cherry.” I love singing it softly as a lullaby.

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Riddle Song
Words and Music: Traditional

I gave my love a cherry
That had no stone
I gave my love a chicken
That had no bone
I told my love a story
That had no end
I gave my love a baby
With no cryin’

How can there be a cherry
That has no stone
How can there be a chicken
That has no bone
How can there be a story
That has no end
How can there be a baby
With no cryin’

Well, a cherry when it’s blooming
It has no stone
A chicken when it’s pippin’
It has no bone
The story that I love you
It has no end
A baby when it’s sleeping
Has no crying

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